Anton DiSclafani’s ambitious debut novel, “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls,” is the story of a teenage girl’s sexual awakening at a southern horseback riding camp during the Great Depression. The novel was also the subject of one of the most competitive book auctions of recent years, and reportedly garnered DiSclafani a $1 million advance for its publishing rights. At this Printers Row author event, Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens talks with Anton Disclafani about all of this and more.
$15. 7 p.m. Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave.
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Heidi Stevens is a lifestyles reporter at the Chicago Tribune, where she reports on books, relationships, parenting and health. Her weekly column, Balancing Act, runs in the Tribune’s Sunday section. She grew up in the northwest suburbs and studied journalism and political science at Eastern Illinois University. Heidi has been known to purposely get on the wrong bus to work in order to steal 10 more minutes of reading time, particularly if the book is by Meg Wolitzer. Other favorite authors include Anne Lamott, Ann Patchett, Dave Eggers and Drew Perry. She lives in the South Loop with her two children.